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Use std::generate to fill elements in a vector

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/* Use std::generate to fill elements in a vector */ #include <iostream> using std::cout; using std::endl; #include <algorithm> #include <vector> #include <iterator> char nextLetter(); int main() { std::vector< char > chars( 10 ); std::ostream_iterator< char > output( cout, " " ); // generate values for all elements of chars with nextLetter std::generate( chars.begin(), chars.end(), nextLetter ); cout << "\n\nVector chars after generating letters A-J:\n"; std::copy( chars.begin(), chars.end(), output ); cout << endl; return 0; } // generator function returns next letter (starts with A) char nextLetter() { static char letter = 'A'; return letter++; } /* Vector chars after generating letters A-J: A B C D E F G H I J */
Ostream Library put() Function in C++
Put character. Inserts character c into the stream. Internally, the function accesses the output sequence by first constructing a sentry object. Then (if good), it inserts c into its associated stream buffer object as if calling its member function sputc, and finally destroys the sentry object before returning.
Syntax for Ostream put() Function in C++
ostream& put (char c);
c
Character to write Function returns the ostream object (*this). Errors are signaled by modifying the internal state flags: • eofbit - • failbit May be set if the construction of sentry failed. • badbit Either the insertion on the stream failed, or some other error happened (such as when this function catches an exception thrown by an internal operation). When set, the integrity of the stream may have been affected. Multiple flags may be set by a single operation. If the operation sets an internal state flag that was registered with member exceptions, the function throws an exception of member type failure. Through the previous study, we know that C++ programs generally use the cout output stream object of the ostream class and the << output operator to achieve output, and the cout output stream has a corresponding buffer in memory. But sometimes users have special output requirements, such as outputting only one character. In this case, you can use the put() member method provided by this class to achieve.
Data races
Modifies the stream object. Concurrent access to the same stream object may cause data races, except for the standard stream objects (cout, cerr, clog) when these are synchronized with stdio (in this case, no data races are initiated, although no guarantees are given on the order in which characters from multiple threads are inserted).
Exception safety
Basic guarantee: if an exception is thrown, the object is in a valid state. It throws an exception of member type failure if the resulting error state flag is not goodbit and member exceptions was set to throw for that state. Any exception thrown by an internal operation is caught and handled by the function, setting badbit. If badbit was set on the last call to exceptions, the function rethrows the caught exception.
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/* It is used to inserts character c into the stream.this function accesses the output sequence by first constructing a sentry object. Then (if good), it inserts c into its associated stream buffer object as if calling its member function sputc, and finally destroys the sentry object before returning. */ //C++ code example to Writing data to a file using put() function and ios::out mode #include<iostream> #include<fstream> #include<cstring> using namespace std; int main() { //Creating an output stream to write data to a file ofstream ofstream_ob; //Opens/creates a file named File2.txt ofstream_ob.open("File2.txt", ios::out); char arr[100] = "Hello World. We wish you best in everything. Never give up!"; int length = strlen(arr); char ch; //Reading the char array i.e. a character at a time and writing it to the file for(int i=0; i<length; i++) { ch = arr[i]; ofstream_ob.put(ch); //Writing a character to file, by using put() function } //Closing the output stream ofstream_ob.close(); return 0; }
Iterators in C++ Language
Iterators are just like pointers used to access the container elements. Iterators are one of the four pillars of the Standard Template Library or STL in C++. An iterator is used to point to the memory address of the STL container classes. For better understanding, you can relate them with a pointer, to some extent. Iterators act as a bridge that connects algorithms to STL containers and allows the modifications of the data present inside the container. They allow you to iterate over the container, access and assign the values, and run different operators over them, to get the desired result.
Syntax for Iterators in C++
<ContainerType> :: iterator; <ContainerType> :: const_iterator;
• Iterators are used to traverse from one element to another element, a process is known as iterating through the container. • The main advantage of an iterator is to provide a common interface for all the containers type. • Iterators make the algorithm independent of the type of the container used. • Iterators provide a generic approach to navigate through the elements of a container. Operator (*) : The '*' operator returns the element of the current position pointed by the iterator. Operator (++) : The '++' operator increments the iterator by one. Therefore, an iterator points to the next element of the container. Operator (==) and Operator (!=) : Both these operators determine whether the two iterators point to the same position or not. Operator (=) : The '=' operator assigns the iterator. Iterators can be smart pointers which allow to iterate over the complex data structures. A Container provides its iterator type. Therefore, we can say that the iterators have the common interface with different container type. The container classes provide two basic member functions that allow to iterate or move through the elements of a container: begin(): The begin() function returns an iterator pointing to the first element of the container. end(): The end() function returns an iterator pointing to the past-the-last element of the container. Input Iterator: An input iterator is an iterator used to access the elements from the container, but it does not modify the value of a container. Operators used for an input iterator are: Increment operator(++), Equal operator(==), Not equal operator(!=), Dereference operator(*). Output Iterator: An output iterator is an iterator used to modify the value of a container, but it does not read the value from a container. Therefore, we can say that an output iterator is a write-only iterator. Operators used for an output iterator are: Increment operator(++), Assignment operator(=). Forward Iterator: A forward iterator is an iterator used to read and write to a container. It is a multi-pass iterator. Operators used for a Forward iterator are: Increment operator(++), Assignment operator(=), Equal operator(=), Not equal operator(!=). Bidirectional iterator: A bidirectional iterator is an iterator supports all the features of a forward iterator plus it adds one more feature, i.e., decrement operator(--). We can move backward by decrementing an iterator. Operators used for a Bidirectional iterator are: Increment operator(++), Assignment operator(=), Equal operator(=), Not equal operator(!=), Decrement operator(--). Random Access Iterator: A Random Access iterator is an iterator provides random access of an element at an arbitrary location. It has all the features of a bidirectional iterator plus it adds one more feature, i.e., pointer addition and pointer subtraction to provide random access to an element. Following are the disadvantages of an iterator: • If we want to move from one data structure to another at the same time, iterators won't work. • If we want to update the structure which is being iterated, an iterator won?t allow us to do because of the way it stores the position. • If we want to backtrack while processing through a list, the iterator will not work in this case. Following are the advantages of an iterator: • Ease in programming: It is convenient to use iterators rather than using a subscript operator[] to access the elements of a container. If we use subscript operator[] to access the elements, then we need to keep the track of the number of elements added at the runtime, but this would not happen in the case of an iterator. • Code Reusability: A code can be reused if we use iterators. In the above example, if we replace vector with the list, and then the subscript operator[] would not work to access the elements as the list does not support the random access. However, we use iterators to access the elements, then we can also access the list elements. • Dynamic Processing: C++ iterators provide the facility to add or delete the data dynamically.
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/* Iterators in C++ language */ // C++ code to demonstrate the working of next() and prev() #include<iostream> #include<iterator> // for iterators #include<vector> // for vectors using namespace std; int main() { vector<int> ar = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 }; // Declaring iterators to a vector vector<int>::iterator ptr = ar.begin(); vector<int>::iterator ftr = ar.end(); // Using next() to return new iterator // points to 4 auto it = next(ptr, 3); // Using prev() to return new iterator // points to 3 auto it1 = prev(ftr, 3); // Displaying iterator position cout << "The position of new iterator using next() is : "; cout << *it << " "; cout << endl; // Displaying iterator position cout << "The position of new iterator using prev() is : "; cout << *it1 << " "; cout << endl; return 0; }
Algorithm Library copy() Function in C++
copy() function is used to copy items from one iterator to another iterator with a specific range. We can define the start and end position of the source and it will copy all items in this rage to a different destination. To use copy() function, we need to include <bits/stdc+.h> or header file. It copies all the elements pointed by first and last. first element is included in the output but last is not. output is the start position of the final result iterator. It returns one iterator to the end of the destination range where elements have been copied.
Syntax for copy() Function in C++
template <class InputIterator, class OutputIterator> OutputIterator copy (InputIterator first, InputIterator last, OutputIterator result);
first
It is an input iterator to the first element of the range, where the element itself is included in the range.
last
It is an input iterator to the last element of the range, where the element itself is not included in the range. Input iterators to the initial and final positions in a sequence to be copied. The range used is [first,last), which contains all the elements between first and last, including the element pointed by first but not the element pointed by last.
result
It is an output iterator to the first element of the new container in which the elements are copied. Output iterator to the initial position in the destination sequence. This shall not point to any element in the range [first,last). Function returns an iterator to the end of the destination range where elements have been copied.
Complexity
Linear in the distance between first and last: Performs an assignment operation for each element in the range.
Data races
The objects in the range [first,last) are accessed (each object is accessed exactly once). The objects in the range between result and the returned value are modified (each object is modified exactly once).
Exceptions
Throws if either an element assignment or an operation on iterators throws. Note that invalid arguments cause undefined behavior.
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/* copying the array elements to the vector by copy() function code example */ // C++ STL program to demonstrate use of std::copy() function #include <iostream> #include <algorithm> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { //declaring & initializing an int array int arr[] = { 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 }; //vector declaration vector<int> v1(5); //copying array elements to the vector copy(arr, arr + 5, v1.begin()); //printing array cout << "arr: "; for (int x : arr) cout << x << " "; cout << endl; //printing vector cout << "v1: "; for (int x : v1) cout << x << " "; cout << endl; return 0; }
#include Directive in C++
#include is a way of including a standard or user-defined file in the program and is mostly written at the beginning of any C/C++ program. This directive is read by the preprocessor and orders it to insert the content of a user-defined or system header file into the following program. These files are mainly imported from an outside source into the current program. The process of importing such files that might be system-defined or user-defined is known as File Inclusion. This type of preprocessor directive tells the compiler to include a file in the source code program.
Syntax for #include Directive in C++
#include "user-defined_file"
Including using " ": When using the double quotes(" "), the preprocessor access the current directory in which the source "header_file" is located. This type is mainly used to access any header files of the user's program or user-defined files.
#include <header_file>
Including using <>: While importing file using angular brackets(<>), the the preprocessor uses a predetermined directory path to access the file. It is mainly used to access system header files located in the standard system directories. Header File or Standard files: This is a file which contains C/C++ function declarations and macro definitions to be shared between several source files. Functions like the printf(), scanf(), cout, cin and various other input-output or other standard functions are contained within different header files. So to utilise those functions, the users need to import a few header files which define the required functions. User-defined files: These files resembles the header files, except for the fact that they are written and defined by the user itself. This saves the user from writing a particular function multiple times. Once a user-defined file is written, it can be imported anywhere in the program using the #include preprocessor. • In #include directive, comments are not recognized. So in case of #include <a//b>, a//b is treated as filename. • In #include directive, backslash is considered as normal text not escape sequence. So in case of #include <a\nb>, a\nb is treated as filename. • You can use only comment after filename otherwise it will give error.
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/* using #include directive in C language */ #include <stdio.h> int main() { /* * C standard library printf function * defined in the stdio.h header file */ printf("I love you Clementine"); printf("I love you so much"); printf("HappyCodings"); return 0; }
Vector Library end() Function in C++
Return iterator to end. Returns an iterator referring to the past-the-end element in the vector container. The past-the-end element is the theoretical element that would follow the last element in the vector. It does not point to any element, and thus shall not be dereferenced. Because the ranges used by functions of the standard library do not include the element pointed by their closing iterator, this function is often used in combination with vector::begin to specify a range including all the elements in the container. If the container is empty, this function returns the same as vector::begin.
Syntax for Vector end() Function in C++
#include <vector> iterator end() noexcept; const_iterator end() const noexcept;
This function does not accept any parameter. Function returns an iterator to the element past the end of the sequence. If the vector object is const-qualified, the function returns a const_iterator. Otherwise, it returns an iterator. Member types iterator and const_iterator are random access iterator types (pointing to an element and to a const element, respectively). To use vector, include <vector> header. It does not point to the last element, thus to get the last element we can use vector::end()-1.
Complexity
Constant
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
The container is accessed (neither the const nor the non-const versions modify the container). No contained elements are accessed by the call, but the iterator returned can be used to access or modify elements. Concurrently accessing or modifying different elements is safe.
Exception safety
No-throw guarantee: this member function never throws exceptions. The copy construction or assignment of the returned iterator is also guaranteed to never throw.
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/* returns the iterator pointing to the past-the-last element of the vector container by vector::end function code example. */ // CPP program to illustrate implementation of begin() function #include <iostream> #include <string> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { // declaration of vector container vector<string> myvector{ "This", "is", "HappyCodings" }; // using begin() to print vector for (auto it = myvector.begin(); it != myvector.end(); ++it) cout << ' ' << *it; return 0; }
Vector Library begin() Function in C++
Return iterator to beginning. Returns an iterator pointing to the first element in the vector. Notice that, unlike member vector::front, which returns a reference to the first element, this function returns a random access iterator pointing to it. If the container is empty, the returned iterator value shall not be dereferenced. The C++ function std::vector::begin() returns a random access iterator pointing to the first element of the vector.
Syntax for Vector begin() Function in C++
#include <vector> iterator begin() noexcept; const_iterator begin() const noexcept;
This function does not accept any parameter. Function returns an iterator to the beginning of the sequence container. If the vector object is const-qualified, the function returns a const_iterator. Otherwise, it returns an iterator. Member types iterator and const_iterator are random access iterator types (pointing to an element and to a const element, respectively).
Complexity
Constant
Iterator validity
No changes
Data races
The container is accessed (neither the const nor the non-const versions modify the container). No contained elements are accessed by the call, but the iterator returned can be used to access or modify elements. Concurrently accessing or modifying different elements is safe.
Exception safety
No-throw guarantee: this member function never throws exceptions. The copy construction or assignment of the returned iterator is also guaranteed to never throw.
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/* returns a random access iterator pointing to the first element of the vector by std::vector::begin() function code example. */ // CPP program to illustrate implementation of begin() function #include <iostream> #include <string> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { // declaration of vector container vector<string> myvector{ "This", "is", "HappyCodings" }; // using begin() to print vector for (auto it = myvector.begin(); it != myvector.end(); ++it) cout << ' ' << *it; return 0; }
Vectors in C++ Language
In C++, vectors are used to store elements of similar data types. However, unlike arrays, the size of a vector can grow dynamically. That is, we can change the size of the vector during the execution of a program as per our requirements. Vectors are part of the C++ Standard Template Library. To use vectors, we need to include the vector header file in our program.
Declaration for Vectors in C++
std::vector<T> vector_name;
The type parameter <T> specifies the type of the vector. It can be any primitive data type such as int, char, float, etc.
Initialization for Vectors in C++
// Vector initialization method 1 // Initializer list vector<int> vector1 = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5};
We are initializing the vector by providing values directly to the vector. vector1 is initialized with values 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
// Vector initialization method 2 vector<int> vector3(5, 12);
Here, 5 is the size of the vector and 8 is the value. This code creates an int vector with size 5 and initializes the vector with the value of 8. So, the vector is equivalent to
vector<int> vector2 = {8, 8, 8, 8, 8};
The vector class provides various methods to perform different operations on vectors. Add Elements to a Vector: To add a single element into a vector, we use the push_back() function. It inserts an element into the end of the vector. Access Elements of a Vector: In C++, we use the index number to access the vector elements. Here, we use the at() function to access the element from the specified index. Change Vector Element: We can change an element of the vector using the same at() function. Delete Elements from C++ Vectors: To delete a single element from a vector, we use the pop_back() function. In C++, the vector header file provides various functions that can be used to perform different operations on a vector. • size(): returns the number of elements present in the vector. • clear(): removes all the elements of the vector. • front(): returns the first element of the vector. • back(): returns the last element of the vector. • empty(): returns 1 (true) if the vector is empty. • capacity(): check the overall size of a vector. Vector iterators are used to point to the memory address of a vector element. In some ways, they act like pointers.
Syntax for Vector Iterators in C++
vector<T>::iterator iteratorName;
We can initialize vector iterators using the begin() and end() functions. The begin() function returns an iterator that points to the first element of the vector. The end() function points to the theoretical element that comes after the final element of the vector.
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/* Vectors in C++ language */ // C++ program to illustrate the capacity function in vector #include <iostream> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { vector<int> myvector; for (int i = 1; i <= 5; i++) myvector.push_back(i); cout << "Size : " << myvector.size(); cout << "\nCapacity : " << myvector.capacity(); cout << "\nMax_Size : " << myvector.max_size(); // resizes the vector size to 4 myvector.resize(4); // prints the vector size after resize() cout << "\nSize : " << myvector.size(); // checks if the vector is empty or not if (myvector.empty() == false) cout << "\nVector is not empty"; else cout << "\nVector is empty"; // Shrinks the vector myvector.shrink_to_fit(); cout << "\nVector elements are: "; for (auto it = myvector.begin(); it != myvector.end(); it++) cout << *it << " "; return 0; }
Static Keyword in C++
Static is a keyword in C++ used to give special characteristics to an element. Static elements are allocated storage only once in a program lifetime in static storage area. And they have a scope till the program lifetime. In C++, static is a keyword or modifier that belongs to the type not instance. So instance is not required to access the static members. In C++, static can be field, method, constructor, class, properties, operator and event. Advantage of C++ static keyword: Memory efficient. Now we don't need to create instance for accessing the static members, so it saves memory. Moreover, it belongs to the type, so it will not get memory each time when instance is created. C++ Static Field: A field which is declared as static is called static field. Unlike instance field which gets memory each time whenever you create object, there is only one copy of static field created in the memory. It is shared to all the objects. It is used to refer the common property of all objects such as rateOfInterest in case of Account, companyName in case of Employee etc. Static variables inside functions: Static variables when used inside function are initialized only once, and then they hold there value even through function calls. These static variables are stored on static storage area , not in stack.
void counter() { static int count=0; cout << count++; } int main(0 { for(int i=0;i<5;i++) { counter(); } }
Static class objects: Static keyword works in the same way for class objects too. Objects declared static are allocated storage in static storage area, and have scope till the end of program. Static objects are also initialized using constructors like other normal objects. Assignment to zero, on using static keyword is only for primitive datatypes, not for user defined datatypes.
class Abc { int i; public: Abc() { i=0; cout << "constructor"; } ~Abc() { cout << "destructor"; } }; void f() { static Abc obj; } int main() { int x=0; if(x==0) { f(); } cout << "END"; }
Static data member in class: Static data members of class are those members which are shared by all the objects. Static data member has a single piece of storage, and is not available as separate copy with each object, like other non-static data members. Static member variables (data members) are not initialied using constructor, because these are not dependent on object initialization. Also, it must be initialized explicitly, always outside the class. If not initialized, Linker will give error.
class X { public: static int i; X() { // construtor }; }; int X::i=1; int main() { X obj; cout << obj.i; // prints value of i }
Static member functions: These functions work for the class as whole rather than for a particular object of a class. It can be called using an object and the direct member access . operator. But, its more typical to call a static member function by itself, using class name and scope resolution :: operator.
class X { public: static void f() { // statement } }; int main() { X::f(); // calling member function directly with class name }
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/* static keyword has different meanings when used with different types simple code example */ // CPP program to illustrate class objects as static #include<iostream> using namespace std; class Happy { int i = 0; public: Happy() { i = 0; cout << "Inside Constructor\n"; } ~Happy() { cout << "Inside Destructor\n"; } }; int main() { int x = 0; if (x==0) { static Happy obj; } cout << "End of main\n"; }
generate() Function in C++
The generate functions assigns random values provided by calling the generator function 'gen' to the elements in the range [begin, end). Notice that begin is included in the range but end is NOT included. C++ Algorithm generate() function is used to assign the value generated by a function object to each element in a range. The generator function is defined by the user and it is called successively for assigning the numbers.
Syntax for generate() Function in C++
#include <algorithm> template <class ForwardIterator, class Generator> void generate (ForwardIterator first, ForwardIterator last, Generator gen);
first
A forward iterator pointing the position of the first element in the range to which values are to be assigned.
last
A forward iterator pointing the position one past the final element in the range to which values are to be assigned. Forward iterators to the initial and final positions in a sequence. The range affected is [first,last), which contains all the elements between first and last, including the element pointed by first but not the element pointed by last.
gen
A function object with no arguments that is used to generate the values to be assigned to each of the elements in the range. Generator function that is called with no arguments and returns some value of a type convertible to those pointed by the iterators. This can either be a function pointer or a function object. This function does not return any value.
Complexity
Linear in the distance between first and last: Calls gen and performs an assignment for each element.
Data races
The objects in the range [first,last) are modified (each object is accessed exactly once).
Exceptions
Throws if any of gen, the element assignments or the operations on iterators throws. Note that invalid arguments cause undefined behavior.
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/* generate values for range with function by generate() function code example */ // C++ program to demonstrate generate function in STL #include <bits/stdc++.h> using namespace std; // function to generate random numbers in range [0-999] : int randomize() { return (rand() % 1000); } int main () { // for different values each time we run the code srand(time(NULL)); vector<int> vect(10); // declaring the vector // Fill all elements using randomize() generate(vect.begin(), vect.end(), randomize); // displaying the content of vector for (int i=0; i<vect.size(); i++) cout << vect[i] << " " ; return 0; }
main() Function in C++
A program shall contain a global function named main, which is the designated start of the program in hosted environment. main() function is the entry point of any C++ program. It is the point at which execution of program is started. When a C++ program is executed, the execution control goes directly to the main() function. Every C++ program have a main() function.
Syntax for main() Function in C++
void main() { ............ ............ }
void
void is a keyword in C++ language, void means nothing, whenever we use void as a function return type then that function nothing return. here main() function no return any value.
main
main is a name of function which is predefined function in C++ library. In place of void we can also use int return type of main() function, at that time main() return integer type value. 1) It cannot be used anywhere in the program a) in particular, it cannot be called recursively b) its address cannot be taken 2) It cannot be predefined and cannot be overloaded: effectively, the name main in the global namespace is reserved for functions (although it can be used to name classes, namespaces, enumerations, and any entity in a non-global namespace, except that a function called "main" cannot be declared with C language linkage in any namespace). 3) It cannot be defined as deleted or (since C++11) declared with C language linkage, constexpr (since C++11), consteval (since C++20), inline, or static. 4) The body of the main function does not need to contain the return statement: if control reaches the end of main without encountering a return statement, the effect is that of executing return 0;. 5) Execution of the return (or the implicit return upon reaching the end of main) is equivalent to first leaving the function normally (which destroys the objects with automatic storage duration) and then calling std::exit with the same argument as the argument of the return. (std::exit then destroys static objects and terminates the program). 6) (since C++14) The return type of the main function cannot be deduced (auto main() {... is not allowed). 7) (since C++20) The main function cannot be a coroutine.
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/* simple code example by main() function in C++ */ #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int day = 4; switch (day) { case 1: cout << "Monday"; break; case 2: cout << "Tuesday"; break; case 3: cout << "Wednesday"; break; case 4: cout << "Thursday"; break; case 5: cout << "Friday"; break; case 6: cout << "Saturday"; break; case 7: cout << "Sunday"; break; } return 0; }
Iterator Library ostream_iterator in C++
Ostream iterators are output iterators that write sequentially to an output stream (such as cout). They are constructed from a basic_ostream object, to which they become associated, so that whenever an assignment operator (=) is used on the ostream_iterator (dereferenced or not) it inserts a new element into the stream. Optionally, a delimiter can be specified on construction. This delimiter is written to the stream after each element is inserted.
Syntax for Iterator ostream_iterator in C++
#include <iterator> template <class T, class charT=char, class traits=char_traits<charT> > class ostream_iterator;
T
Element type for the iterator: The type of elements inserted into the stream
charT
First template parameter of the associated basic_ostream object: The type of elements the stream handles (char for ostream).
traits
Second template parameter of the associated basic_ostream: Character traits for the elements the stream handles. The default template arguments correspond to an instantiation that uses an ostream object as associated stream.
Member types
Member types & definition in istream_iterator ostream_type: basic_ostream<charT,traits> --- Type of the associated output stream iterator_category: output_iterator_tag --- Input iterator value_type: void char_type: charT --- Type of the characters handled by the associated stream traits_type: traits --- Character traits for associated stream difference_type: void pointer: void reference: void
Member functions
• (constructor) Construct ostream iterator (public member function ) • operator* Dereference iterator (public member function ) • operator++ Increment iterator (public member function ) • operator= Assignment operator (public member function )
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/* C++ ostream_iterator is a special output iterator that write sequentially to an output stream. */ /* ostream_iterator class template - Output iterator to write items to an ostream */ /* C++ code example to illustrate read a bunch of strings from a file sort them lexicographically and print them to output stream */ #include <algorithm> #include <fstream> #include <iostream> #include <iterator> #include <string> #include <vector> using namespace std; int main() { // Define a vector to store the strings received from input vector<string> strings_v; // Define the filestream object used to read data from file ifstream fin("input_file.txt"); // Get input stream and end of stream iterators istream_iterator<string> fin_it(fin); istream_iterator<string> eos; // Get output stream iterators ostream_iterator<string> cout_it(cout, " "); // Copy elements from input to vector using copy function copy(fin_it, eos, back_inserter(strings_v)); // Sort the vector sort(strings_v.begin(), strings_v.end()); // Copy elements from vector to output copy(strings_v.begin(), strings_v.end(), cout_it); return 0; }


The only difference is that, the return type of operator function is Check in this case which allows to use both codes ++obj; obj1 = ++obj;. It is because, temp returned from "operator"
Program takes two numbers (a 'base number' and an 'exponent') and Calculates the Power. The technique works only if the exponent is a positive integer. If you need to find the power